Monday, February 20, 2012

T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial: Step 9

The last step to finish your quilt is binding.

First, you need to trim up all of the sides, making sure you have a nice straight line where the top, batting, and backing come together.  To do this, use your cutting mat, rotary blade, and a template/ruler for a straight edge.

See how nice and clean that looks.

If you have never binded a quilt before, I would suggest this tutorial from

You can buy pre-made binding from the craft/fabric store, but I like to make my own.

When machine binding, I recommend sewing the binding to the back side of the quilt first.

Then flip the quilt over and complete the binding.

And...drum roll please....TA-DA!

And the back of the quilt...

Optional step: Labeling

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